EDITOR’S NOTE: In 1985, Professor S.H. Deshpande carried out for NABARD a study of the voluntary agencies in and around Mhaisal, a village in Maharashtra. The report assessed in great detail and lucidly narrated an inspiring experiment which aimed at re-acquiring the lands of the Dalits in that village from money lenders by repaying their […]
The paper aims to trace out if the role that panchayati raj institutions (PRIs) play towards decentralised management system over large irrigation systems in the state of West Bengal. The study highlights that the devolution of legal power to the panchayat falls short of control over canal irrigation system of the state. Read More.